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Aching From The Ear To The Temple
Facial pain: This could be a sinus issue, but could also be musculoskeletal issues/ headache issues. If it were a sinus issue, you should have related issues like nasal congestion, nasal discharge, post-nasal drip, sneezing, and possibly cough. If its musculoskeletal/headache, it will respond to heat, massage, anti-inflammatory medications typically. You may need to see MD for help. ...Read more
I've been having aching pain in temple, below temple like infront of my ear and side of head over ear. What would be the causes of this?
3 possibilities: Temporal arteritis (an inflammation of the superior temporal artery located in front of the ear); temporo-mandibular disease (arthritis of the jaw joint or masticatory muscle spasm) ; and migraine headaches are three possibilities. As always you need to see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been getting a pain, more like an ache cause its not a sharp pain, about an inch down from my right temple, above ear. Comes and goes. What could it b
TMJ: Your pain might be related to several different factors. Grinding or clenching your teeth, day or night , could cause muscle spasm. Avoiding chewing gum, using moist heat and otc pain meds can provide relief. It could also be caused by a problem in your neck. Posture issues such as working at a computer a lot can cause neck and shoulder muscle spasms causing trigger points. See a dentist or pt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Right side of head, ear, neck, and shoulder feel like its burning. Sometimes right temple aches and then goes away.
How do you determine the diff b/t an ear ache and tmj? I have every so often an annoying achy pain like b/t my temples and ear. Sometimes keeps me up.
TMJ\earache: Internet services and searches such as this one are not intended for individuals to reach their own diagnosis. See a physician to rule out ear infection or other problems and a dentist familiar with TMD\TMJ diagnosis and treatment to rule out that complex issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer